This Week in PLoS

In PLoS Biology this week, an international consortium of genomic scientists and bioinformaticians known as the GRC, or Genome Reference Consortium, discusses ways it intends to 'modernize' reference genome assemblies. Members of the GRC this week discuss issues related to genome assembly quality and management.

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Labs in the US and South Korea are hoping to bring the woolly mammoth back from beyond extinction, Newsweek writes.

Geneticist Adam Rutherford speaks with National Geographic about paleogenetics, race, and more.

Researchers link genetic links between education and smoking and longevity.

In PNAS this week: influence of gene environment interactions on polygenic traits, epigenetic features affecting fruit fly foraging, and more.